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- January 20 - Ferdinand II ascends the throne of Aragon and rules together with his wife Isabella, queen of Castile over most of the Iberian peninsula. Together they conquer Granada in 1492 ending 800 years of Moorish rule.
- August 7 - Battle of Guinegate - A French army sent to invade the Netherlands is defeated by Maximilian of Austria
- Christopher Columbus - experienced mariner and successful trader in the thriving Genoese "ex-pat" community in Portugal, marries Felipa Perestrelo Moniz (Italian on her father's side) and receives no ordinary dowry: Her late father's maps and papers charting the seas and winds around the Madeira Islands and other Portuguese possessions in the Ocean Sea .
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